Incident Sopwith Snipe E8178, 24 Mar 1921
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 247593
 
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Date:24-MAR-1921
Time:
Type:Sopwith Snipe
Owner/operator:CFS Royal Air Force (CFS RAF)
Registration: E8178
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: / Occupants: 1
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:near RAF Upavon, Wiltshire -   United Kingdom
Phase: Manoeuvring (airshow, firefighting, ag.ops.)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Upavon
Destination airport:RAF Upavon
Confidence Rating: Information is only available from news, social media or unofficial sources
Narrative:
Crashed near airfield after starboard aileron cable failed while in a half-roll.

Pilot:
Fg Off F E C Benstead (Injured)

Sources:

1. http://www.airhistory.org.uk/rfc/files/_cascards.txt
2. Air Britain: "RAF Aircraft J1 - J9999" (1987)


Revision history:

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08-Feb-2021 11:54 Castleace Added

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